Food for non-foodies

By Gayle Tabor | Cooking and Eating Simple

Mindfulness May Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Being overweight is stressful on the body, and stress can worsen obesity-related health issues and make it harder to shed pounds—throwing people into …

A thermonuclear bomb slammed into a North Carolina farm in 1961 — and part of it is still missing

• <b>In 1961, a US nuclear bomber broke up over North Carolina farmland, killing three of eight crew members.</b>• <b><br>The accident dropped two powerful hydrogen bombs over the area, but they did not detonate.</b>• <b><br>The military fully recovered one of the bombs.</b>• <b><br>While the second bomb was mostly recovered, one of its</b> …

War

This honeycomb ice cream doesn't need an ice cream maker

With a subtle crunch from homemade honeycomb, just enough sweetness and wonderfully creamy texture, this dessert is deceptively simple to make. The honeycomb and ice cream base don't take long to make, and best of all — you don't need an ice cream maker to finish the dish. Instead, you just stick …

Dessert

The One Change You Should Make to Vastly Improve Your Morning Coffee

Some home baristas go all out. They have coffee makers and grinders that cost hundreds of dollars, buy only the finest specialty beans, and labor …

Forget Scrambled. We'll Take Our Eggs In A Burger

You've never seen a breakfast burger like this before.<p>This is not your ordinary breakfast burger. A fried egg-topped cheeseburger used to be …

6 Household Items That Double as Grilling Tools

Turn average items from around the house into indispensable grilling tools.<p>Here at <i>Food & Wine</i>, we’re always on the lookout for exciting new cooking …

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

Some people may be dimly aware that Thailand's chilies and Italy's tomatoes — despite being central to their respective local cuisines — originated in South America. Now, for the first time, a new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops …

Agriculture

Mini Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Paleo)

You Might Also Like<p>Are you looking for a refreshing, cold treat for you (or your kids) on these hot summer days? Try this simple recipe of Collagen …

12 Recipes Every North Carolinian Should Know How to Make

12 is a very small number when we consider all of the incredible things we cook and eat here in North Carolina, but a greatest hits list can stretch …

Ham Cheese Cauliflower Fritters

<i>These low carb cauliflower fritters are a great way to use up a little of your leftover holiday ham! Cheesy, grain-free goodness. This post is</i> …

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Cilantro Lime Chicken - juicy Mexican-inspired chicken marinated with cilantro, lime & garlic. Pan-fry, bake or grill with this recipe.The post …

Chicken Recipes

Cocktail Hour: Bourbon Root Beer Float

An old-fashioned favorite becomes a craft cocktail<p>Rob McDaniel met Will Abner for the first time in a field in southwestern Virginia. They were both at Lambstock, shepherd Craig Rogers’s bacchanalian annual gathering of farmers, chefs, bartenders, and other food-and-beverage types. “I was finding …

Beverages

Why does sugar in cornbread divide races in the South?

<b>Editor's Note:</b> On March 9, 2017, <i>Kathleen Purvis won the First Place Thomas Wolfe Award for Outstanding Writing, given by the North Carolina</i> …

15 Modern Passover Recipes for Your Seder Feast

Once spring arrives, you know Passover is soon to follow. Kicking off the eight-day holiday is the Seder dinner. Aside from the obligatory consumption of four cups of wine, the Seder feast is one of the more highly anticipated parts of Passover. While it’s important to keep the traditions intact, …

Thanksgiving

Hot Pimento Cheese Dip

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1 tablespoon canola oil<br>• 3/4 cup sliced scallions (about 5)<br>• 4 ounces jarred chopped pimentos, drained and pat dry<br>• 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder<br>• 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened<br>• 1/3 cup mayonnaise<br>• 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard<br>• 2 teaspoons Tabasco<br>• 1/2 pound extra sharp cheddar, coarsely grated<br>• 1/2 pound …

Recipes

Looking for a Little Crunch?

If you are looking for a little crunch, try this easy peasy cheese cracker recipe. You won't be disappointed!<p>Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.<p>Line …

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Thai-Style Chicken Burgers -- Simple & Flavorful

This evening I made Thai-Style Chicken Burgers for dinner. I had a package of ground chicken breast in the fridge that needed to be used and wanted …

I made this and it was delicious! I didn't par...

I made this and it was delicious! I didn't par-boil the zuchini and when I baked it for 30 min it was a bit softer than I would have liked so I might …

Recipes

What's wrong with the American diet? More than half our calories come from 'ultra-processed' foods

Researchers who have analyzed America’s eating habits say they can sum up what’s wrong with our diet in just two words: ultra-processed foods.<p>These foods -- a group that includes frozen pizzas, breakfast cereals and soda -- make up 58% of all calories Americans consume in a typical day. Not only …

Nutrition

3 Easy Steak Recipes You Can Make Any Night Of the Week

If you normally wait for a fancy night out to enjoy some steak, these three beef recipes will totally change your game plan. They're healthy, easy, …

The imminent death of the Cavendish banana and why it affects us all

<b>Buy a banana and it will almost certainly be descended from one plant grown at an English stately home. But now we face losing one of the world's most-loved fruits.</b><p>Sitting in picture-perfect Peak District grounds, Chatsworth House seems an unlikely birthplace for today's global banana industry.<p>But …

Agriculture

15 Delicious Lightened-Up Versions of Your Favorite Comfort Foods

Now that 2016 is upon us and your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier has been made, it’s time to formulate a game plan to make sure you don’t fall off course come February. That doesn’t mean you have to survive on just salads or give up all your favorite comfort foods like chicken pot pie and …

Cooking

The wine that comes with added bite

In Southeast Asia, reptile-infused liquor reaches a whole new scream-inducing level.<p>Eddie Lin first tried snake wine about 16 years ago, when a friend purchased a bottle from a combination liquor and dried herbs store in downtown Hong Kong. The cobra inside seemed to be rearing up, poised for …

South-east Asia

How to Make Classic Fried Chicken

A recipe from The Southerner’s Cookbook<p>Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat: if you are one of the fortunate ones whose grandmother showed you how to conjure crisp, golden delicious fried chicken from a cast-iron skillet and a can of Crisco, say a prayer of thanks. And please invite us …

Chicken Recipes

How a Cheese Spreads

It’s official: Pimento has hit it big<p>“Take a moment,” writes Sven Beckert, the Laird Bell Professor of American History at Harvard, “and imagine, if you can, a world without pimento cheese.”<p>Well, no, actually, what Beckert writes, in his magisterial book <i>Empire of Cotton</i>, is “a world without …

The next big thing for beer could be bugs, NC State scientists say

Bugs and beer: most of us probably don’t see a connection beyond shooing flies away from our pint glasses. But for a group of N.C. State University …

Biology

Robotic hands cook any dish with skill of master chef...then clean up

The robotic kitchen are modelled on the actions of Masterchef winner Tim Anderson<p>Most Masterchef winners open their own restaurants, set up catering companies or write cookbooks.<p>But 2011 winner Tim Anderson has spent the last two years helping to devise the ultimate kitchen gadget – a pair of …